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What shouldn’t I do if I have a hernia?

In virtually all types of hernia, it is advisable to avoid strain, vigorous physical activity, exercise, or heavy lifting. Coughing can cause an increase in pain for some types of hernia, so treating the source of the coughing could be helpful. Not straining during bowel movements is also important, so increasing the consumption of fiber can help with easing bowel movements.

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